▌│█║▌║▌║ Welcome to the Digital Underworld ║▌║▌║█│▌
Largely unknown to the general populous, rumors swirl among those who dabble in recondite information. They tell of a market hosted on an unfamiliar part of the Internet, within the Deep Web. A place scarcely heard of, it cannot be found on Google, Yahoo, nor in any way typical of Internet browsing because it sits on a hidden, encrypted area of the Internet as part of the Dark Net. But it is free to use and easy to find, if one knows how to look. All that is required is simple (and free) Tor software. Because the market is only accessible through onion routing, the same traffic encryption services that conceals the site itself also hides users and their activities.
Upon navigating the proper channels, users are greeted by a list. On the list are various names, each doubling as a link. Through the link are physical details such as height, weight and build, skin tone, eye color, hair color and length; personal habits, and psychological traits. Beside these details are photographs. Many are photos of easily recognizable people: prominent politicians, business owners, celebrities, and occasionally wayward heroes foolish enough to act without reliably concealing their identities. Next to each picture is also an amount of money.
The list is a hit list.
Run by an enigmatic assassin, the site is founded upon one simple idea: If you could pay to have someone murdered with no chance—absolutely zero chance—of being caught, you would.
The instructions are simple:
- Add a name to the list
- Add money to the pot in the person's name
- Predict when the person will die
- Correct predictions win the pot
On the surface, many would consider these bets pointless. After all, how could one possibly predict the precise date any man or women will die? Under normal circumstances, these individuals would be correct. Herein comes the market's final instruction:
5. Making your prediction come true is entirely optional.
Should be pretty straightforward, but if there are any questions, feel free to ask me.
- Standard CVnU rules apply.
- People are free to use the idea . Just sell the secrecy of the site.
- Not asking for a lot, really. The path has already been laid out. Just don't go all "found it on Google" when the OP clearly states that it can't be found that way. And you don't know the person who runs the site. [Unless you do. If you have to wonder, you don't.]
- But also, if you want to say your character's name was on the list and do something with that, or have your character hunting an NPC who's on the list, you can just make that up; don't even need to ask.
- For the sake of interest/fun, if you want to legit add a PC (or notable NPC), feel free to type up the information (and a picture if you'd like) - no metagaming, so details would only be what the person submitting would know - and I can add it to the OP.
- Standard contracts may also be taken; assassins should know, however, that this comes with increased risks.
- Have fun, or you might end up on the list.